Here is the final render I did for this project, I revisited this project that I started earlier for a school assignment. During my specialization I decided I wanted a scene where I could show some actual work. The only thing that remained from the old scene is the church itself and some textures for the church.
I created all the textures and vegetation myself, rendered it in Maya using V-ray. Render time for a 720p resolution takes around 12 minutes on normal settings without using up a lot of ram.
Here are some work in progress images:
|Simple overhead shot|
|Sculpted the terrain and choose a composition|
|Added some grass|
Further improvements on the grass
and the first background objects